Something nutty for the weekend

Having tried a variety of snacks over the last few weeks – Dorset apple cake, chocolate chip cookies, ginger cream biscuits and banana bread – I decided it was once again time to turn my hand to something new.  This time I felt inspired by the children’s love for all things peanut butter and decided to venture into the world of peanut butter cookies.  I’ve sampled these delicious treats when visiting family and friends in Canada, but have never thought to bake them at home.  We are extremely lucky that neither M or G suffers from a nut-allergy, so I was keen to perfect this recipe as another addition to my ever-expanding repetoire of M-friendly snacks.

"Perfect" cookies, courtesy of www.alaskafromscratch.com

“Perfect” cookies, courtesy of http://www.alaskafromscratch.com

The recipe I found was easy to follow, easy to adapt and most definitely easy to bake.  The first batch of cookies spread to an unbelievable size, so once those had been devoured – and trust me, they really didn’t last very long at all – I used the remainder of the dough to cook another batch.  This time I popped a spoonful of dough into each well of a muffin baking tray, which produced a more even and crispier version of the cookie.  M loved the second batch even more than the first as he prefers his cookies with a crunch.

You can find my adapted recipe here, but I have to confess that I’m still working on reducing the sugar content as they are extremely sweet and I think could be just as good with a little less sugar.  Enjoy the weekend!

My "not-so-perfect" ones

My “not-so-perfect” ones

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7 thoughts on “Something nutty for the weekend

  1. Emily @amummytoo

    They sound great! I don’t like peanut butter but I love it in cooking and ESPECIALLY in cakes and cookies. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. You might have already popped over but if not, please do!

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